Aileen
Making friends with native language speaker is super helpful in learning a new language. However that may not be as easy as we think. Most of the internal students are unable to integrate into local society, the international students have their own community. There are several reasons behind that, one of them is that international students have little in common with locals due to the culture barriers. As we all know that a conversation can't last long if that two persons start to feel awkward or loose interest. It takes time to build up common hoppbies, and topics to talk about, it needs courage to break the ice and step out of the comfort zone.
Oct 1, 2020 10:31 AM
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Making friends with native language speaker is super helpful in learning a new language. However that may not be as easy as we think. Most of the internal students are unable to integrate into local society, the international students have their own community. There are several reasons behind that, one of them is that international students have little in common with locals due to the culture barriers. As we all know that a conversation can't last long if that two persons start to feel awkward or loose interest. It takes time to build up common hoppbies, and topics to talk about, it needs courage to break the ice and step out of the comfort zone.
Making friends with a native language speaker (or, native language speakers) is definitely helpful in trying to learn a new language. However, that may not be as quick, easy, and painless as we think. Most international students are unable to integrate into local society, and thus, they typically become members of their own separate community. There are a number of reasons behind this situation, but the main one of them is that international students have little in common with locals due to the language and cultural barriers. We all know that a conversation won't last long very long if the people involved start to feel anxious, awkward, or lose interest. It takes time to develop a rapport, often built upon common interests or hobbies, as well as engaging topics to talk about. Most importantly, though, it takes the courage to go beyond our personal comfort zones, to risk rejection and embarrassment, to be able to break the ice by taking that first step in reaching out to others. Hi Aileen. Good job! Whatever changes I made were merely to allow your sentences to sound more natural to my native ears, to clarify your thoughts, and for ease of reading.I hope that this helps you.
October 2, 2020
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Aileen
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English